You Know It's Summer When

It's always a great moment when you find out that the Jenny Thompson Pool in Dover opens up, but especially great this year.  The pandemic is over and the pool will open on June 21.  

The Pool Is Great for Families

Many families have taken advantage of the beautiful competition-sized pool located at 140 Portland Avenue in Dover, next to the ice arena, on a hot summer day.  The pool is for competition swimming and public recreation.  If your family wants to take a break from the water, it has a large lawn area for your kids to play on.

The Pool Also Hosts Regional Swim Meets

During the Summer, the USA Swim team will use this pool for competition.  It's closed to the public for these events.

Who is Jenny Thompson

If you don't know who Jenny Thompson is you are not from Dover.  Let me explain.  Jenny Thompson, according to, is an Olympic swimmer from the Garrison City who is the most decorated American female in Olympic history with 12 medals over the course of four Olympic Games.  8 Gold, 3 Silver, and one Bronze.

Jenny Started Early

Jenny started to compete at the age of 14 at the 1987 Pam American Games where she won a gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle.  After 12 medals, she has retired from professional swimming and now works as an anesthesiologist.

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